More litter bins for parks

Up to 500 new and replacement litter bins are to be provided in Liverpool’s parks and the surrounding streets.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has approved a new capital programme of £250,000 for the scheme which will see ugly or faulty bins being replaced and bins sited at the entrance to parks where they are most needed The programme  will also  address problems associated with cigarette stubs and dog-fouling.

And a new £20,000 fund will be launched for Friends and other community groups to apply for funding to support activities to reduce litter in parks and other environmental improvements.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods said: “We know there is a lot of concern about litter in general but people are particularly offended when it is in our parks.

“During the summer more people visit the parks and unfortunately this can create problems with litter which can spill over into surrounding streets.

“This new programme will ensure that there are sufficiently good quality litter bins in our parks and the surrounding areas – there really will be no excuse for anybody to litter.

“We also want the Friends groups who are passionate about the parks, to help us in keeping them clean and tidy and want them to come up with ideas about how they can help us do this.”

And Councillor Peter Mitchell, Mayoral Lead for Parks and Open Spaces, said: “Every park user has their part to play in keeping them clean and litter-free. With this new investment in bins and the funding we are providing for Friends and other groups we are showing our determination to make sure our parks are kept as tidy as possible.”